HOLE IN THE HEAD
It would be easy to dismiss Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja as a lazy studio-funded collaboration between a reasonably talented director-star duo. Sadly, it doesn’t seem a mere aberration. More likely Dhulia and Saif Ali Khan have run out of ideas and are desperate to cash in their chips. Worth noting here that the filmmaker’s best work, Paan Singh Tomar (2010), came at the end of a seven-year drought. Similarly, Saif reinvented himself in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), only after his career had floundered for nearly a decade.